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    March 18, 2013
    6:00 - 6:59am PDT  

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you can see traffic looks good heading past the sunole grade and passed mission boulevard and heading to the peninsular from burlingame to palo alto, it is 5:59 let's go back to the desk. a grass fire is out but concerns remain. the important information we could find out today about the smoke from the fire. plus a knife attack it happened in alameda, what with they are saying about issues am. we have the cooler forecasted highs for some coming up.
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. we are live in alameda where a st. patrick's day celebration turns violent and we will -- violent and we will tell you who police are looking for. somebody shot and killed an elderly man and we will tell you where that victim was found. what investigators may tell us about that smoke that
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conversations most of contra costa county. and ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us, this monday march 18th, i am pam cook. >> steve is back, glad to see you. does pam need to grab her crumbled la? >> -- her crumbled la? >> a -- her umbrella. here is more. northbound 101, approaching the 880 split and also the commute is moving along slowly at the toll plaza, let's go
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back to the desk. a bar stabbing stemmed from a fight between two groups of men. here is more with tara moriarty where police say it all happened just hours ago. >> reporter: yes this st. patrick's' day celebration started around closing time and that's a physicians place where an officer is waiting for a crew to come and clean up the crime scene. the ball happened in front -- ball happened in front of the park and two people got into a heated argument and somebody pulled out a knife and then suspects scattered. investigators say the suspects took off in a dark colored
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sedan headed eastbound on broadway. if you know about that, alameda police would like you to give them a call. they will be looking at surveillance video to give you an idewho they are looking for. police officers told me nobody was recovered. we are tracking a deadly overnight shooting which happened in vallejo. they are telling us what police are saying about a possible witness in this case, alex? >> reporter: good morning, dave, we are still waiting to talk with police and we still know investigators are trying to find the person who shot and killed an elderly man but police are not talking and it all began on the 400 block and
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they found a man who had been shot. it was inside a detached garage. they were there gathering evidence and at this point the victim's name is not being released because police are trying to notify his family. they have a solid witness in this case and they are talking exactly about who that person may be. again at the police station and i am in contact hoping to speak with his sergeant into last night's shooting. it is vallejo's 6th homicide and actually the third just this month. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> and people in antioch were
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concerned about the dark fire am is burp out by 7:00 dab burned out by 7:00 last night. -- burned out last night. they say it was a prescribed burn and they are allowed to improve the area for wildlife. this year the permitsive burn period runs through april 15th and it has to be deemed necessary by the department of fish and wildlife. hot dry, windy conditions during the southern california explodes in size. they are trying to figure out how it happened and it happened in grass and woods and spread to a housing complex.
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fortunately nobody was hurt but more than 108 people lost their -- 108 people lost their homes and pets in the fire. they are spreading in western tennessee and this fire started in the brush sunday afternoon and the national guard is expected to bring in help to help fight the flames. the national committee chairman is -- committee chairman is indicating how republicans will rebrands themselves. there is a live community ending their political action conference over the weekend and coming up, we will bring you all the details of what is coming up on this news conference and the republican party's plan to recruit more minority voters. nominating pope frances the
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inauguration will be held tomorrow. >> now yesterday more than 100,000 people joined to talk about it. he also talked about a prepared speech and it is his first official meeting at the head of state. vice-president joseph biden is there in italy and he will leave the american tell sedation at the inauguration american delegation at the inauguration and along with nine congressional leaders which include congress woman anna. later on today he will be there deliberately and they will hold
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a demonstration in front of the moss cony center where they are scheduled to speak at a forum and that's costing the postal you are is visit more than $2 million but they are saying for every dollar spent at the conference, they generate new business. >> okay, let's bring sal back and sal, you have to help those folks get off to the livermore valley. and they had to use a tote truck and it is causing a lot of trash through the area. people coming through the pass, it is a little slower and just to stay on schedule, we are moving the maps over and it is a nice looking drive so far
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east bound and westbound on a the san mateo bridge. not a lot of activity according to the road sensor and interstate 880 north under a southbound passing the coliseum and at the toll plaza being they have not turned on those metering lights. >> cloudy with rain and it is ridiculously dry. third dryest ever. san francisco is not much better. we will get some rain tomorrow. will there be more rain tomorrow? no we are one and done. i have been looking out and there is not a lot. we do have baseball tonight. don't night could be iffy and internet lands are -- netherlands are mostly cloudy
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and unfortunately it does have something going for it. rain is coming in on tuesday and we'll see increasing high clouds and cooler inland some 60s and that system approach is tomorrow cloudy with rain in the afternoon and there is no doubt about it and tomorrow evening we will take us to wednesday, 40s on the lows, santa rosa, napa, redwood city everybody is close and it looks like by the time it arrives it will be weak. sunny and clouds, a cool morning, a mild afternoon, 60s and 70s, napa is down 4 from yesterday, santa rosa, warmer
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towards antioch, oakland 65, santa cruz down 6 from yesterday, more of an on shore breeze, 60s by the coast and mainly 60s by the peninsular, and the clear on sunday. >> -- and it is clearing on sunday. now san francisco muni could try level the playing field. >> also a new grant could have oakland police officers patrolling outside of the city. plus this plane crashed into an oakland crash stay tuned. . plus the plane crashed into an area with homes, stay tuned
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for more.
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. time now 6:13, two people died, their private jet crashed into the south bend regional airport. two other passengers on the ground were injured. the plane was flying from tulsa oklahoma when it hit three houses and became lodged in one of them. investigators say the plane was having mechanical problems and they forced several homes to be evacuated. you may have heard somebody south of rug road 6:00 p.m.
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the crash involved four cars one of which burst into flames. one appeared to be driving recklessly just before the crash. a senior u.s. military leader is rea suring the south koreaian government they will defend them from any threats from the north. the threats only deepened them and they said is will not change the effort. they will make them notorious and it is being laid out where jacqueline is tell us more in our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: the republican national committee said today is a new day, a new party of fresh beginning and their goal is to win elections. right now the chairman of the committee is talking and he is taking reporter's questions at
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the national press right here in washington and he said if republicans will win, chairman says they failed to win last year. >> there is no reason we lost. our ground game was insufficient. we were not inclusive. >> reporter: he wants to move up the national convention to june or july and he said august is too late. he said he has more on those who recently left the republican party, more on that when i see you next jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 morning news. and they are looking for proof to vote, they are deciding whether or not people
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can put that away by i will little documents during special elections. >> more than 100 witnesses are expected to testify as a federal trial starts today into the practice of stopping questioning and frisking people. the class action lawsuit says this practice violates the rights of minorities. they hired william bratton in other police and some stopped that protesting all because of that support. they would be required to come through parts of alameda county they are trying to get a $67 million grant to hire police officers, sheriff's deputies and chp officers for a crime
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suppression unit. it would target high crime areas all over the county and they are expected to ask for additional moneys for police academies and they want to double the sheriff's patrols. and more are riding mass transit to work. hide you are -- ridership is up compared to a year ago. faster whyfie is responsible for carrying 300 passengers a day. the municipal department is requiring all cab drivers to track locations and they will be on a new electronic network. that would give cab drivers a
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leg up on many. city leaders say the information will make it easier for patients to collect caps. >> we can see it and i think people are falling in line here and they will doing well here, you can see it is a crowded area and there are no problems and when you get to the toll plaza, metering lights have been switched on and traffic is backed up for a 10 to 15 minute delay and it is not quite that thick yet and it is very normal to be crowded at this time. no problems on the bridge getting into the city. already some slowed traffic but it looks good and five 80 a 580
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is getting threw up and over to caster valley. we have patchy low clouds and a system is approaching and it is more of an on shore breeze closer to the coast and bay still mild to warm, 30s an 40s on the temperatures and it looks like they are staying right here, 30s and 40s towards the north bay, boy it sure tapped in and sunny in the morning, clouds and sunny, we will not impact inland areas and it will be in the 70s for many, some low-to-mid 60s has more of that westerly breeze. yesterday we will have 67 in gilroy, san mateo 66 and we can
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use a lot more and warmer and dry as we go into the weekend. the largest bank in europe may be getting smaller. hsbc is cutting more jobs as they continue a strategic overall. he is looking for another 1 billion to cuts and that's likely to mean 5,000 jobs. hsbc cut more than 4 5,000 jobs in the last two years. they are paying corporate income taxes based here in and in income tacks and sever ron fuss -- chevron puts it overall on the biggest part of the list and it paid 31,000 dollars.
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why oracle ceo larry ellison is being asked to reap in again. and some are calling on twitter and the square for him to be a mayor. stay tuned.
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. welcome back, time now 6:24, police are searching for a bank robber and here is a surveillance photo of the man on landis avenue two weeks ago. he passed note demanding money and he was a latino man, 6-foot tall, weighing between two and three hundred pounds. bay area cities are using new technology to fight copper thieves. they are stealing it from traffic signals and bart tracks, and they get $400 for the recycling tenters and they are fitting 400 to identify where it is friend and they can get evidence about where that copper is stolen. ellison brought the yacht race to san francisco where it
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will be held later this year and they have fallen short of their fundraising goal leaving san francisco to pick up the tab. they hope to enlist 5,000 people to help with the costs, 32,000 have signed. according to a new investigation by the bay citizens, the website is reporting they could save millions by eliminating duplicate jobs in merging districts. they are within 20 miles of another district. well the current mayor of new york city may have another billionaire following in his
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footsteps. the such wants to be in new york and he loves the feeling of electricity when he is in the big apple. you want some electricity, dave, i got some for you. >> give me some electricity. we are looking good and the traffic is moving well and the electricity that operates the meters shows traffic is doing well driving up through and we are not seeing a lot of activity and san jose looks good and as i was looking at the road maps we will have a complete look at the east bay coming up in the next half hour, let's go to steve. we have world baseball
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classic at at&t parkings mostly cloudy, 55, rain might be an issue tomorrow bought it will bring us cooler with a westerly breeze and there is more on that coming up in five minutes. a lot of people are talking about bikes on bart and what they are saying about a new experimental program which starts today and runs this week. police are looking for those responsible for a stabbing outside of a popular bar and we will tell you where the investigation stands. plus the opening bell is about to run, we will bring you the early stock members. -- early stock numbers.
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. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, we are there for the opening bell in
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new york this morning and over on the nasdaq is child and youth finance and education and they are trying to get more in finances and right now it looks like a downed day and part of that is happening in europe and not spreading to the united states, and we will talk about that in businesses. >> it is monday pam, march 18th i am dave clark. we have some developing news to tell you about. police in alameda are telling us about a bar stabbing and it happened as many people were out celebrating st. patrick's' day and here is more on where the violence erupted, tara? >> reporter: this bar brawl turned sour and when all of the
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partying wrapped up, you can see where this area was cordoned off and they are running it and waiting for a crew to come up and it is on central avenue and park. police say there was two to three people in a heated argument when somebody pulled what we believe was a knife. suspects scattered and the victim's condition is still unknown and the suspect took off in a during colored sedan eastbound towards broadway and they spotted a suspicious looking car and if you saw it, alameda police would like you to give them a call. they will be interviewing the bartender to get an idea of who they are looking for, no weapon
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was recovers and we will pass it along to you. an elderly man was killed and live in vallejo, alex savage tells us where the body was found and also what investigators were saying. >> reporter: at that point, investigators are not saying why this else did i man was targeted and investigates sea he was found shot to death on the 400 block of the city's west side. it was a tapped to a living space and they were there gathering evidence at the scene. the victim's name is not being released because police are still trying to notify his
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family but they do have a solid witness to help them out but they are not helping them out but they want to know what they may have seen. this is the 6th homicide this year here in vallejo, they are trying to figure out who shot and killed him live when we get it, alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. classes are canceled at the university of central florida. 500 students were evacuated from a dorm building after somebody called 911 and reported a person with a gun. police found a person dead inside a dorm room with what appears to be a self inflicted
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area. police said there are no cancellations at this time. police in jerusalem are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since former president george bush's in 2009. president barack obama will meet with palestinians leaders in the westbound and he has some work to do if he hopes to re5 the middle east. we just got word from the white thousand that announcement will happen 8:40 our time and the 51- year-old perez has been in charge of the civil rights division since 2009 and he will be the first latino to be nominated by president barack obama for the cabinet and the
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former person returned home last month. they rejected a federal mediator's proposal for a cooling off period. they have been canceled since musicians went on strike and there is no word on when negotiations can continue. they are coming for the world baseball classic . yesterday puerto rico beat them and they move onto the finals. angel pagan is playing for the giants and another winner for tonight's game, they will play
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for tomorrow night. remember the parking meter prizes went up earlier this month and it can run as much as the 7 bucks an hour. something new on bart this morning. brian flores is now in oakland with how riders are reacting to bikes on board and what you need to know if you will be taking bart today, brian? >> reporter: so far we have spoken to commuters and this is the second time bikes on bart has been tested and if you do take the trains this morning expect larger crowds. that being said unlike the last test, bikes will be allowed through all hours of the day including commutes. no bikes are allowed in the
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first train car and between 7 and 9 and during rush hour traffic. other than those restrictions bikes will be allowed on board until the program ends on friday. we saw one bike compromise this morning who is testing out the bikes on bart's test program, here is what he had to say. >> i think they should be allowed. they should be able to. >> reporter: why do you feel that way? >> because i ride a bike. >> reporter: meantime other passengers may not be so happy. this test is important and it will affect riding conditions in the future if and when it becomes implemented. they will try to make more room in there and they also say they
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want the public's input on when a plan is actually implemented. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 6:38, more, that is part of the traffic i can. all right, start again highway 4 a little bit of slow traffic coming up over the hill and it is not really slow but you will see some slowing and it will be slow in antioch. also the morning commute will be slow at the bay bridge toll plaza and it is about a 15 minute wait which is normal more this time of day and we are just getting worried on the peninsular and we don't have anymore details other than that we are trying to figure it out
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and coming out of the pass has been slow this morning because of earlier problems. it is slower than normal, let's go to steve at 6:40. we have mainly 40s on lows and the system tomorrow is joining us during the second and we will cloud it up and temperatures will be in the 60s and lower 70s, later in haven't of this, some low-to-mid 70s. it will carry into noon and napa mid-30s oakland concord livermore even san rafael and temperatures are not bad, cloud
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cover and it doesn't not have a lot of dynamics. this is our cloud and rain forecast and by this afternoon it starts to cloud up and wile get a little break early tomorrow morning and this may be a little overdone, there is your rain for the north bay and for everyone else, it will slowly weeken and finally, we are in for a couple, a cool morning, a little cooler by the water's edge, and i jobbing 73 -- antioch 73, 68 san jose, gilroy, cupertino, 64 along with mill bray and san mateo, daly city at 60.
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mornings will be cool, days will be sunny and a little warmer. 6:41, families are grieving after a deadly crash, we are learning about the victims killed in arraying tragedy. >> silicone tech valleys lack something, i will tell you what that is coming up. san mateo bridge is looking good out to the high-rise and we will tell you more about the peninsular when we have a new problem there.
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. good morning, mostly clear, we start off with sun in the morning and highs 60s and lower 70s. here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following at 6:44. police in alameda are investigating a stabbing in an overnight bar.$♪ they are investigating a stabbing in his neck after he was rushed to hyland hospital we don't know his condition and police are still looking for a suspect. an early man was found and this is the second time in a week police in vallejo responded to
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and the third was found earlier this month. the u.s. postal service is angry and they are age grip the postal -- angry the postal service is spending money as they get ready to cut saturday mail delivery. they are looking for diversity. live in san jose... >> reporter: this is a major transit hub and we have been asking people on their way to work what they think about this and they have a lot of opinions. they probed 20 of the most influential technical companies and asked for their data. after a year and a half only 20 turned over their data which
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showed ethnic priorities are particularly dominated and experts say a few are talking about it and some say it is a problem. some say women are graduated with technical -- fewer women are graduating with technical degrees. don't do -- women don't do i.t. >> they are looking for the best of the best and i don't know if they are reaching out to be more diverse but they are looking for talent. >> they say they are looking for how difficult it is to get information from technical giants and it is an industry known for it's openness. according to chp, they are blocking the release of their
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data thing it would cause harm. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. arraying tragedy -- a racing tragedy north of sacramento. a member mother you' all has been -- memorial has been set up for the two. they died at raceway park and they were in a pit area warming warmups when a car driven by his cousin chase flew off the track and hit them. his dad said the steering wheel popped off coming -- causing him to loose control. >> i don't know how it could come off... >> the chp are investigating and chase, the driver was not hurt and he was a senior at petaluma high school and his
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cousin had raced cars since he was five. they owned cars that were scheduled to race on friday. dale caught the racing bug and he leaves behind a wife and two grown children. the county super visitor is -- supervisor is accused of using campaign and tax money to pay for his gambling addiction. he admitted to violating the political reform act bayousing the slush fund -- by using the slush fund for gambling. he could get up to a year in jail. this week marks the 10th anniversary of the u.s. led invasion of iraq. they attacked those with shock
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and awe. the tell was to force him from power and they say it was toppled but no weapons of hazardous trucks were found -- destruction were found. let's go back over to sal and check on the morning commute, somehow it going, sal? we have smooth traffic out there but we have not had a lot of major crashes and we have had a couple of fender benders. let's look at northbound 101 and that looks good, they are clearing the accident from the lanes and it was noninjury and they are moving to the side. watch for traffic, it is going to be okay, bay bridge toll plaza, that traffic is moving along nicely, no major problems, it is backed up for a 10 to 15 minute delay and this
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morning's commute is okay. 580 out of the the month pass. >> a flight coming in and taking off. we have temperatures starting off 40s for most, we also have baseball at at&t park and tomorrow rain might be a factor and we have more of a westerly breeze and as the system approaches it looks good. tapping into the latitude we will have cloudy skies and on tuesday and it looks like tuesday wednesday morning it is out of here and high pressure comes back in and that has been the pattern since january and we will take any rain we can get later in the season. 30s and 40s, that doesn't seem
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to be too bad. it looks like some rain and maybe three quarters of an inch will cover that. sunday morning nothing wrong with being cool also out towards oakland and santa clara steve, sunny veil, same for redwood city, san bruno and 64 degrees and cloudy rain on tuesday it will be cooler and then we rebound temperatures start to warm up and it will be dry going into the weekend. european weekends could hurt the euro, they require them tax bank departments to
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withhold from grease. now they have put off the bailout money until tomorrow. . i am not as delicate as i look. >> the great and powerful oz made it the crowd favorite for the second week in a row. the call came in second. and it was something like out of a hollywood movie, the daring escape by canadian inmates in california, did this story have the ending they wanted? we will bring you the schedule and plus we will have more on how san jose is playing host.
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. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news, we are talking about that situation in cyprus and european stocks reacting this morning, a live look at the big bored, nasdaq and s&p 500 are down three quarters of a percent. it was a prison break like something out of the movies after using a helicopter to escape the helicopter hoovered
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over the prison and dropped cables for them to grab but after a standoff they were taken back into custody. they are coming in for march madness. they are hosting the second and third round and cal is the 12th seed of the east region. they have a 5 and 1 record against cal. they are not just cheering for pam cook, they are cheering for the men's basketball team because they were selected yesterday. they will play middle tennessee state in the first four and tomorrow in dayton, if they win they will become part of the west region and play the 6th seed on thursday. bracket selection for the women's tournament starts